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(ABC, 10/29/1978, 120 mins). Fact-based recounting of the jetliner crash into the Florida Everglades in December 1972, and the rescue of 73 passengers (103 died), made up primarily of recognizable TV personalities plus famed bandleader Artie Shaw in his TV-movie debut. This crash also was the basis for another 1978 TV movie “The Ghost of Flight 401,” which had Ernest Borgnine as its captain. Based on the 1977 book by Rob and Sarah Elder.

Production Company Charles Fries Productions. Director Barry Shear. Executive Producers Charles Fries, Malcolm Stuart. Producer Edward J. Montagne. Teleplay Donald S. Sanford, Steve Brown. Based on a Book by Ron Elder, Sarah Elder. Photography Jacques R. Marquette. Photography (Florida sequence) James Pergola. Music Eddy Lawrence Manson. Editor Sam E Waxman. Art Director Alexander A. Mayer. Associate Producer Tony Ganz.

Cast William Shatner (Carl Tobias [and narrator]), Adrienne Barbeau (Veronica Daniels), Brooke Bundy (Camille Lawrence), Christopher Connelly (Mike Tagliarino), Lorraine Gary (Emily Mulwray), Ron Glass (Jerry Grant), Sharon Gless (Lesley Fuller), Brett Halsey (Standish), Joyce Jameson (Sophie Cross), George Maharis (Evan Walsh), Ed Nelson (Philip Mulwray), Gerald S. O’Loughlin (Larry Cross), Artie Shaw (Elderly passenger), Joe Silver (Alvin Jessop), Laraine Stephens (Ginny Duffy), W.K. Stratton (Ray Ordway), Richard Yniguez (Osario), Maria Melendez (Cecilia Tagliarino), George Murdock (Claypool/FAA official), Don ‘Red’ Barry (Helicopter pilot), Maria Elena Cordero, Lurene Tuttle, Shirley O’Hara, Roxanne Bonilla-Giannini, Susan Brown, Edward Call, J. Kenneth Campbell, Royal Dano, Jerry Douglas, Marcy Lafferty, Read Morgan, Lane Smith.

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